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Antimicrobial stewardship: a competency framework to support the role of nurses

Courtenay, Molly and Chater, Angel 2021. Antimicrobial stewardship: a competency framework to support the role of nurses. Primary Health Care 31 , 2. 10.7748/phc.2021/e1709

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat that has prompted a global response. One strategy used to manage antimicrobial resistance is known as antimicrobial stewardship, its main goals being to optimise antibiotic use and avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. There is an increase in the number of nurse prescribers, as well as in the percentage of antibiotics dispensed in primary care by non-medical prescribers, many of whom are nurses. Nurses, both prescribers and non-prescribers, play an important role in antimicrobial stewardship, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. To be able to fulfil that role, nurses need the right knowledge, skills, resources and behaviours. This article explores the role of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship and describes a competency framework designed to underpin it.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: RCN Publishing
ISSN: 0264-5033
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 December 2020
Date of Acceptance: 29 October 2020
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 15:47
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/137079

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